Real Housewives of Orange County fans have kept Kara Keough and the rest of her family in their thoughts recently. Jeana Keough’s daughter suffered an absolutely tragic loss when her son McCoy Bosworth died following a complication in childbirth last month. Following his passing, Kara has been very open about what she’s been going through, which is something that many families can relate to, sadly enough.
In the midst of grieving her newborn son McCoy, Kara broke the news that her father Matt Keough died suddenly. RHOC viewers recall that Matt and Jeana were separated for decades, only to officially divorce in 2019. Jeana revealed that Matt passed away from a pulmonary embolism. Both Kara and Jeana have made themselves very vulnerable to the public as they navigate this difficult time in their lives.
Kara recently revealed that she got a letter “M” tattoo in honor of her late son via Instagram post. She shared a photo of herself cuddling a bear stuffed animal, with her new wrist tattoo on display. Kara wrote, “This bear weighs exactly 11 pounds and 4 ounces. Exactly the size of the hole in my heart. But thanks to this thoughtful gift, my arms don’t feel so painfully empty. I can’t quite articulate how much carrying the exact weight of McCoy against my body grounds me. I think my physical need for him will be there forever, the heaviness of his absence always present. But this sure helps.”
Kara shared, “Also feeling thankful for my new (first) tattoo, with my son’s ashes in the ink… so that my baby can be with me always. He can stay forever in my arms this way, in the place he last rested.”
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The RHOC alum admitted, “I know I’m privileged in my grief, to have the support of so many. It’s very hard to feel lucky right now, and yet, somehow, I know I am. That being said, I’m very much ready for the dick kicks to stop. To the poor Shipt shopper who remarked ‘the baby should have been born by now, right?’ and the shocked insurance agent, and the others who didn’t mean to throw the grenades they did… when I say ‘It’s okay,’ I don’t mean ‘I’m okay,’ I’m saying I know you didn’t know. But I promise, you’re not upsetting me by ‘reminding’ me, I’ll never need a reminder.”
She continued, “I’m just sad that the answer to your question isn’t what I hoped it would be. It should be a joyful Q&A, not a landmine. It should be different. Instead, here I am, clutching a stuffed toy wishing it was a real boy.”
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Kara concluded, “To my Instead Mamas, I thank you especially for all the continued comfort, encouragement, and love. And you’re right, it is getting easier to bear. (Look! I even did a pun. Good for me.)”
We applaud Kara for being so open and honest. There are, unfortunately, a lot of other “Instead Mamas” who feel connected to Kara and possibly comforted to see that someone else has similar emotions right now. We are sending positive thoughts to Kara and the rest of her family.
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TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT KARA GETTING A TATTOO WITH HER SON’S ASHES IN THE INK? DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS IN HONOR OF LOVED ONES? DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE OR ENCOURAGEMENT FOR KARA DURING THIS TOUGH TIME IN HER LIFE?
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